Swan Districts look forward to getting back injured players but first face Peel test

Swan Districts look forward to getting back injured players but first face Peel test

SWAN Districts, with just one win on the board this WAFL season, is looking to salvage something from the next few months as it prepares to take on Peel this Saturday.

They will again be without Jarred Blight who, after a long recovery from a broken ankle, will now need surgery.

Coach Greg Harding, writing in his regular blog, said “Blighty” would be back “bigger than ever in 2017”.

He said the club welcomed back Kirk Ugle and Ricky Cary from injury as well as young forward Brody Sutton who suffered a broken arm a few games back.

They would “give the place a real lift and only strengthen both senior groups as we attack the back nine games of the year”.

Harding said with four top youngsters a week away from returning from State 18s duties, the winter months were looking brighter in regard to having a healthy list.

“Griffin Logue and Aidan Clarke have already shown great signs at senior level and Brad Fulgrabe and Josh Cipro will also step up at senior levels after their commitments end next week,” Harding said.

“These seven or eight inclusions will allow us to settle our playing group over the coming week and that will show dividends very quickly.

“Due to our injury issues, we’ve really thrown our squad around in the first 11 weeks with negative and positive outcomes, and this influx of personnel comes at a great time.

“The next three weeks are tough with Peel, Subiaco and East Perth ahead of us, but I’m sure you’ll see us provide supporters with a lot to be proud of over the coming weeks.”